Football is as popular in Asia as anywhere else but standards are yet to be matching the best in the world. There can be many reasons specific to each country. In India, the privilaged class who get all the inputs play cricket, tennis, shooting, golf, billiards etc. In Indonesia, they prefer badminton. In China, they are into all Olympic sports. Sponsorship flows to these sports and hence football dont develope to world standard. On the contrary in Brazil, Argentina, Italy football is like the sole focus both for the people as well as the sponsors. That makes all the difference!!